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Monday
Jun032013

Michael Douglas Says Oral Sex Caused His Throat Cancer

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LONDON) -- In a headline-grabbing moment during an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian, Oscar winner Michael Douglas says his near-fatal bout with throat cancer was caused by oral sex.

When asked if he regretted years of smoking for its link to cancer, the Behind the Candelabra star told the paper, "No. Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from [oral sex] ... it's a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer," said the actor.

Douglas, 68, also told the paper how the cancer that was diagnosed in 2010 had been missed by other doctors he'd seen, and that it only took a tongue depressor for a friend's doctor in Montreal to find the, "walnut-size tumour at the base of my tongue."

Douglas recalled, "I will always remember the look on his face. He said: 'We need a biopsy.'"

The Wall Street star is currently in remission.

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Monday
Jan212013

Report: Michael Douglas' Son Busted Behind Bars

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Cameron Douglas, the former DJ-turned-convicted drug dealer son of Oscar winner Michael Douglas, reportedly can't keep his nose clean behind bars. The New York Post reports he was busted earlier this month for failing a prison drug test.

The newspaper says Cameron was placed in solitary confinement when a urine test betrayed the presence of drugs.

The 34-year-old is serving a 10-year federal sentence at a lockup in Loretto, Pa.  While his original conviction for dealing drugs was reduced because he reportedly tattled against others in the trade, more than four years were added to Cameron's sentence when he was found to have tried to sneak more drugs into the prison in 2010.

Cameron was recently beaten up in prison, allegedly because of a bounty from a crime boss who didn't take too kindly to Cameron's cooperation with authorities.

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Friday
May112012

More Stars Join Campaign to Support Returning Military Veterans

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The latest stars to get behind the Got Your Six campaign, in support of military veterans are Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Douglas, Brian Williams, Tom Hanks, Alex Baldwin and Bradley Cooper.  All are featured in a new pubic service announcement, reports E!

The campaign intends to bridge the divide between military and civilian life for veterans.  Inspiration for the cause came from first lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces campaign, which in turn was created with support from the Clinton Global initiative.  Numerous celebrities have signed up to lend their support.

In a statement released Wednesday, the first lady said, “The entertainment industry captures our imaginations, opens our eyes and touches our hearts, and I’m proud to work with them on Joining Forces initiative.”

More information can be found at gotyour6.org.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Visit Turkey

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(BODRUM, Turkey) -- Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were spotted shopping for handbags and enjoying dinner with their two children Sunday in the resort town of Bodrum, Turkey.

Sources tell The New York Post Michael Douglas has rented a luxury yacht for a month to cruise the Mediterranean, and the couple seemed relaxed and very happy during their Turkish outing.

Earlier this year, Douglas revealed that cancerous tumor in his throat was gone.  Zeta-Jones recently completed a stay in a medical facility for treatment of bipolar disorder.

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Wednesday
Apr132011

Catherine Zeta-Jones Treated for Bipolar Disorder

Donna Ward/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A spokesman for Catherine Zeta-Jones says the Oscar-winning actress is being treated for bipolar disorder after recently standing by husband Michael Douglas during his highly-publicized bout with throat cancer.  The rep released a statement Wednesday saying, "After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II Disorder.  She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week this week on her two upcoming films."

Earlier this year, Douglas revealed the cancerous tumor in his throat was gone.

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Tuesday
Jan112011

Michael Douglas: 'Odds Are' He's Beaten Cancer

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michael Douglas says he's been on a "wild six-month ride" with throat cancer that may have come to an end.  In an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, the Oscar-winning actor says his tumor is gone.

He says, "I think the odds are with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer that I've got it beat."

The 66-year-old Douglas, who announced his cancer diagnosis in August, said he lost about 32 pounds while undergoing treatment for the disease, but has gained back about 12 pounds.  He said he still has to be checked out by a doctor once a month for the next few months.

Douglas says he's celebrated his improved health condition with his family, including his two children with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.  He also says the kids may have been affected by the paparazzi's interest in his cancer battle.

Douglas declares, "I resent the amount of imposition on our children, too, because it used to be at least they would try to keep them out of that, and they don't at all.  They were having -- there was sort of a macabre enjoyment out of sort of watching me go down there for a while I felt by the paparazzi."

Douglas has a 10-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter with Zeta-Jones.

A part of Lauer's interview with Douglas will air on NBC's Today show Tuesday morning.  The full interview will air Sunday, Jan. 23 on Dateline NBC.

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Friday
Oct152010

Publicist Denies Reports That Michael Douglas Is Dying

Photo Courtesy - Evan Agostini/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michael Douglas is not at death's door.  Some tabloids have reported the actor, who just completed treatment for advanced throat cancer, is preparing for the worst, including a Star cover story featuring the ailing Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star with the headline, "Saying Goodbye."

Not true, says Allen Burry, Douglas' friend and longtime publicist.  He tells People magazine, "Michael is totally focused on his recovery...It's been very difficult, [but Douglas' doctors] are very pleased with how he responded to treatment.  They think he's doing really well.  He's doing as well as can be expected."

Burry also laughed off Star's claim that the actor has made changes to his estate.  "Michael hasn't changed his will recently, and he isn't contemplating changing it," he said.

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Wednesday
Oct132010

Oliver Stone Says Michael Douglas' Health Is 'Precarious'

Photo Courtesy - 20th Century Fox(BERLIN) -- Michael Douglas' battle with cancer is far from over, if his Wall Street director, Oliver Stone, is right.  E! Online reports that Stone addressed Douglas' condition while promoting Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday.

Stone told reporters that Douglas was unable to attend the event due to the "precarious" state of his health.  He also said the 66-year-old Douglas is "suffering."

A rep for Douglas recently told Entertainment Tonight the Oscar-winning actor was set to finish radiation and chemotherapy treatment by the end of last week.  Douglas announced in August he was battling advanced throat cancer.

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Friday
Oct012010

Catherine Zeta-Jones Speaks on Michael Douglas' Cancer Treatment

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEWPORT, Wales) -- Catherine Zeta-Jones says husband Michael Douglas' treatment for throat cancer is nearly complete and that he's "doing very well."  According to People magazine, the actress said Wednesday, "He is about to finish his treatment and the doctors could not be happier."

Zeta-Jones was in her native Wales at an event for the Ryder Cup, where golfers from the U.S. compete against those from Europe.  According to the Western Mail newspaper, Prince Charles, who was in attendance, passed along good wishes to Zeta-Jones for her hubby, saying, "Give him my best.  Healing thoughts."

Zeta-Jones also said Douglas won't let his throat problems stop him from cheering at the Ryder Cup, adding, "Michael will be on Skype screaming for the Americans.  He wishes he could be here."

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Monday
Sep272010

Wall Street Sequel Tops The Box Office 

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Greed was good enough to win the box office over the weekend. Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, again starring Michael Douglas as financial guru Gordon Gekko, opened in first place, earning an estimated $19 million.  The animated film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole premiered in the second spot, raising $16.3 million. Last week's top movie, The Town, fell to third place, with 16 million. The new Kristen Bell comedy You Again collected 8.3 million to finish at number five, while the Will Ferrell-produced comedy The Virginity Hit flopped in its first three days of release, earning just $300 thousand in 700 theaters.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, $19 million.
2. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, $16.3 million.
3. The Town, $16 million.
4. Easy A, $10.7 million.
5. You Again, $8.3 million.
6. Devil, $6.5 million.
7. Resident Evil: Afterlife, $4.9 million.
8. Alpha and Omega, $4.7 million.
9. Takers, $1.7 million.
10. Inception, $1.2 million.

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